Wednesday, 08 February 2012 09:23
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner on Tuesday slammed Britain for its "militarization" of their conflict over the Falklands, saying she would lodge a formal complaint with the United Nations.
"We will present a complaint to the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, as this militarization poses a grave danger to international security," Kirchner told a group of politicians and Falklands war veterans.
The two sides have ramped up the rhetoric in the run-up to the 30th anniversary of the war, which broke out on April 2, 1982, when the ruling junta in Buenos Aires invaded the disputed islands in a bid to end British rule.
Britain has held the islands, home to about 3,000 inhabitants, since 1833.
Argentine officials have been seething in recent weeks, denouncing the deployment of a British warship and the dispatch of Prince William, second in line to the throne, for a tour of duty ...